African Tribal Mask

AFRICAN MASKS BWA MASK African Tribal Face Mask Wood Hand Carved Wall -3875


AFRICAN MASKS BWA MASK African Tribal Face Mask Wood Hand Carved Wall -3875
AFRICAN MASKS BWA MASK African Tribal Face Mask Wood Hand Carved Wall -3875
AFRICAN MASKS BWA MASK African Tribal Face Mask Wood Hand Carved Wall -3875
AFRICAN MASKS BWA MASK African Tribal Face Mask Wood Hand Carved Wall -3875
AFRICAN MASKS BWA MASK African Tribal Face Mask Wood Hand Carved Wall -3875
AFRICAN MASKS BWA MASK African Tribal Face Mask Wood Hand Carved Wall -3875
AFRICAN MASKS BWA MASK African Tribal Face Mask Wood Hand Carved Wall -3875
AFRICAN MASKS BWA MASK African Tribal Face Mask Wood Hand Carved Wall -3875
AFRICAN MASKS BWA MASK African Tribal Face Mask Wood Hand Carved Wall -3875
AFRICAN MASKS BWA MASK African Tribal Face Mask Wood Hand Carved Wall -3875
AFRICAN MASKS BWA MASK African Tribal Face Mask Wood Hand Carved Wall -3875
AFRICAN MASKS BWA MASK African Tribal Face Mask Wood Hand Carved Wall -3875

AFRICAN MASKS BWA MASK African Tribal Face Mask Wood Hand Carved Wall -3875    AFRICAN MASKS BWA MASK African Tribal Face Mask Wood Hand Carved Wall -3875

AFRICAN MASKS - BWA MASK African Tribal Face Mask Wood Hand Carved Wall Hanging Art-44/15.4 CM. Bwa masks are believed to possess special powers which are controlled by those who wear them.

These masks are plank shaped with a circular face at one end and a crescent moon at the other. Their wearer looks through a hole in the mouth. The eyes are based on an owl and the hooked nose comes from the hornbill. Both these birds are thought to possess magical powers. The plank section is decorated with geometric patterns which are an essential design element in many African masks and carvings.

Geometric pattern creates an external rhythm which echoes the internal spiritual energy of the artwork. It can also be used as a coded language where the design communicates secret knowledge to those in the know. The designs on this Bwa Mask, which is used to celebrate boys' initiation into adulthood, represent information about the myths and morality that the boys must learn before they can be accepted into adult society. An original patina covers the item.

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This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks". The seller is "naga_4823" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to Canada.

  1. Country/Region of Manufacture: Liberia
  2. Culture: African
  3. Handmade: Yes
  4. Modified Item: No
  5. Provenance: Ownership History Not Available
  6. Time Period Manufactured: 1600-1900


AFRICAN MASKS BWA MASK African Tribal Face Mask Wood Hand Carved Wall -3875    AFRICAN MASKS BWA MASK African Tribal Face Mask Wood Hand Carved Wall -3875